Laguna Grande Beach

Laguna Grande, which means Large Lagoon, is situated on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic in Semana. The beach, though beautiful, is in a section of town that is minimally populated and as such often remains uncrowded.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.8 miles east-northeast of El Juncal, Laguna Grande Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Laguna Grande Beach may be a little bit out of the way, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
Set along Highway 5, you need but only pull off the road and park amongst the trees to access Laguna Grande Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tan sands and blue-green waters typify Laguna Grande.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you desire sunny days which offer a relaxing enclave, then you may want to try Laguna Grande Beach; it is found within a more rural area of Hispaniola.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Cabrera's Central Park, which is 14 miles to the north.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Dominican Republic, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Parroquia de Samana, which is 39 miles to the east-southeast.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Dominican Republic's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Laguna Grande Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrera's Central Park Park 14.0 N Hispaniola
Casa De Artesanaa La Santiaguera Art Gallery 19.0 SW Hispaniola
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 19.1 NW Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 21.2 NW Hispaniola
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 28.2 W Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Hispaniola to Laguna Grande Beach is El Juncal. This friendly part of Hispaniola is only a mile and a half from the shore, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. El Juncal is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels.

Don't expect to find any of the Dominican Republic's large hotels and resorts near this beach, but if you're hoping to dodge masses of tourists, the lack of places to stay will surely be welcomed.


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. Panadería Guarino is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant is not very far off, so a brief car or taxi trip will get you there hassle-free.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Laguna Grande Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Panadería Guarino (809) 584-2748 -- -- 4.7 mi. SSE
Rincón Español (809) 584-7716 Spanish -- 4.8 mi. SSE
Restaurante Nicol (809) 584-2176 Latin American Very Casual 4.8 mi. SSE
Cafeteraa Angela (809) 584-3015 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Aris Vladimir (809) 584-2792 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Comedor Nany Delicias (809) 584-2585 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Rinca3n De Nino (809) 584-1327 -- -- -- --
Cafeteria Comedor Los Hilarios (809) 584-3429 -- -- -- --
Luis Tostada (809) 584-3174 -- -- -- --
Mundo Pizza (809) 584-1991 Italian -- -- --
Pizza 2 Go (809) 584-2293 Italian -- -- --
Primitivo (809) 584-3621 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Laguna Grande Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.

Another location you might enjoy is Bonita Beach, found a worthwhile destination if you've got a car. More active guests, though, may be interested in La Entrada Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it seven miles to the north.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Gringo Beach, which is located seven miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but Laguna Grande Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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